Have you heard of the term Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)?
Breaking down the elements that affect our daily health.
This is a very important term to understand, to know how the conditions by which you are surrounded daily affect your health. Think about what factors in your life have affected your health. Perhaps it was not having transportation to get to the supermarket or to a doctor’s appointment or not having the financial needs to purchase vegetables and fruits.
Health is influenced by the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work, and age. Examples of the social determinants of health are the social and community networks, cultural, environmental, socioeconomic, and health system factors that govern and drive our lives. These factors are shaped by the distribution of resources, money, and power in a community.
How has Healthy Savannah Addressed the SDOH?
We All Belong
How does a sense of belonging help you feel more connected to your family, community, or to your surroundings? Feeling like we belong can drive our day-to-day decisions. Our sense of belonging starts in childhood. At this stage, we develop a view of the world based on how we are raised and how we are treated. We can grow up to be either distrustful or kind human beings. When we feel welcome, we are more open to expressing any need for help or offering help without being asked.
So, how can you direct your thoughts and actions to ensure that everyone in Chatham County feels like they belong? Share your thoughts below!
Encourage Health Series
Take a look back at our amazing talks from past Encourage Health series.
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Strength Training at Any Age, speaker Katie Balthrop
Owner, Savannah Sport & Fitness
Cannabidoil (CBD) Facts & Fiction, speaker Michael Vaughn, DC
Food Insecurity in Savannah & Chatham County, speaker Desirae Suggs
Meditation for Stress Relief, speaker Cleveland Beach
Golden Healers: Ginger & Turmeric’s Effect on Health, speaker Ross Harding
AROMATHERAPY: How are Essential Oils Making a Place in Healthcare? Speakers: Dr. Patricia Stewart and Margaret L. Clay
10 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body; Speaker: Bauer Coslick, L.Ac.
10 Ways Buildings Affect Your Mission to Healthy Living; speaker Denise Grabowski
Eat Well and Boost Your Energy with Phytochemicals; Speaker: Dr. Ellen Blossman
Walk Your Way to Better Health; Speaker Kevin Klinkenberg
Yoga to Reduce Stress, Live Better and Longer; Speaker Kelly Boyd
How to Train for a 5K; Speaker: Robert Espinoza
Cross Fit: Why and How It Works In Weight Loss; Speaker: Drew McKenzie
Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity;
Speakers: Nathan Mikeska, CPT, CWC, and Courtney Peterson CHES, Wellness Coach